The second issue of Jashanmal Quarterly has been published and it went out with the January Stack subscription mailer. It will be landing in Dubai any day now and will be on sale in Jashanmal Bookstores across the UAE. Focusing on magazines, we spoke to everyone from George Lois to David Carson and got a good overview of the processes behind magazine editing, design, distribution, marketing and selling. Thanks to all who took part.
Technology, we are told, is destroying print. The print market is shrinking, ad spend is moving to digital, and in the future, the printing press will be looked upon as a historical curiosity – much like the steam engine or the mullet. Like most conventional thinking, this is wrong. Sort of. Mass-produced, mass-marketed commoditised print products will die – thin, glossy, industry specific titles that are nothing but advertising vehicles will soon see their advertising – and their reason for existing […]
Really enjoying this book by the legendary Italian designer Bruno Munari. His explanations are simple (often with beautiful drawings) as he goes through the various aspects of design. He seems to be almost thinking out loud, and as such, this is a rare glimpse into the thinking of a brilliant designer. Invaluable for anyone interested in design, art or advertising.
I sent a mail to a friend who was looking for design/entrepreneurial inspiration, might be useful for others: The $100 Startup http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307951529/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=getheroik-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307951529 The 4-hour workweek http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/ Seth Godin (marketing, online etc) http://sethgodin.typepad.com/ The 99% http://www.the99percent.com Good to put a portfolio on: http://www.behance.net Great design inspirations http://www.baubauhaus.com/ http://www.magculture.com http://www.coverjunkie.com Apartamento http://www.apartamentomagazine.com/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/10/interiors-magazine-apartamento-global-following
We are getting some web love regarding the February cover of Open Skies, which is all the more gratifying given it’s the first cover we have done in-house. The process was as follows: I started off wanting to use a particular type of yellow as we had not used it before on the cover (and the last time we used yellow at all was in issue one back in March last year). This is the first time I have started […]
Picked up Antenna magazine for the first time today – very impressed – they do so much in an original way and their product shoots are excellent. They also can make a very random subject into a brilliant graphic page, such as below. Kudos to whoever came up with that idea. Not a chance of getting away with that in Dubai – absolute creative freedom is something I hope to enjoy one day, preferably in the US….